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there was an unusual situation. both president obama and vice president joe biden were out of the country. as biden was returning from the vatican. >>> a mother and toddler were in this car when it went down an embankment. >>> it's one of san francisco's most popular events. the organization that runs it is missing in action. how the mission is trying to >>> emergency crews rescued a mother and her young daughter after their vehicle went down an embankment. fire officials tell us the 29- year-old mother suffered broken bones and cuts but her 3-year- old daughter only suffered minor injuries because she was strapped into her car seat. >>> a popular san francisco celebration could be in danger. carnaval is having money problems. >> reporter: every year for the past 34 years hundreds of thousands of people have been blocking to the mission to watch this, carnaval. but this year's carnaval scheduled for may 25th and 26th in s in financial jeopardy. there's been talk that the celebration may be canceled. >> you can't cancel christmas. you can't cancel carnaval. >> reporter: roberto helped organize carna
, is live with that report. >> lot is happening including protests and an attack. president obama is making pleas for peace and promises of support. >> president obama addressed a large auditorium of young israelis. >> i believe you will shave our future and given the ties between our countries, i believe your future is bound to ours. >> after that remark, a heckler shouted something and the president quickly recovered. >> this is part of the lively debate we talked about. this is good. [ applause ] >> in an early news conference with palestinian print abbas, he criticized israel over treatment of palestinians in the west bank. >> i have returned to the west bank because the united states is dopily -- deeply committed to a sovereign state of palestine. the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation and the daily indignities that come with it. >> the president says peace is possible. both presidents say that. >> we are ready to implement all our commitments and obligations. >> there was no peace this morning as militants fired into southern israel and palestinian protesters took to the
ahead for both sides. tonight, there is no doubt that president obama is asking a lot of the israeli people. many of them have bled for their country's right to exist. some have survived genocide. and virtually all who live within israel's borders live under constant threat. not only from militants but countries including vaughn which today threatened to wipe two cities off the map if israel attacks its nuclear program. when it comes to the palestinians, president obama made the case. that true security can come only through peace. >> the only way to true there protect the israeli people over the long term is through the absence of war. because no wall is high enough and no iron dome is strong enough or perfect enough to stop every enemy that is intent on doing so from inflicting harm. >> shepard: the president made a promise that as long as the united states exist the israeli people will never be alone. and with that the stakes are raised and the bar is higher. ed henry is traveling with the president and live early this friday morning in jerusalem. ed, the president also went on to
in policies for the country. >> ezra, msnbc analyst, thank you. >> thanks. >>> president obama gave a big, very highly anticipated speech in jerusalem today. while he was in jerusalem he got a major award. the way the american news media covered that moment will be the most amazing picture you see today. that is next. want younger looking eyes that say wow? with olay, here's how. new regenerist eye and lash duo. the cream smooths the look of lids... softens the look of lines. the serum instantly thickens the look of lashes. see wow! eyes in just one week with olay. [ sneezing ] she may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec®. powerful allergy relief for adults and kids six years and older. zyrtec®. love the air. >>> for the interview tonight we will set an all-time attendance on this show for the most guests in one segment. you made need a bigger tv. hold on. here we see hair faces and we look upon their lives and the art they created, and the prayer books think created. they have hate etched into their arms, they were not numbers. they were men and women and children and so many chi
obama. we need do something about guns in this country. on o thursday, it was announced that dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban would be dropped. we learned it didn't matter that the majority of americans support the ban. the proposal couldn't make it past the u.s. senate. senate majority leader reid said he doesn't have the votes. didn't have the republican votes. he didn't have the democratic votes and no amount of public shaming could change that fact. >> quite honestly, i'm really aashamed to see that congress doesn't have the guts to stand up, make a change and put a ban on these type of weapons and universal background checks. >> with the assault weapons ban out of picture for the time being, the focus is now on those universal background checks. the overwhelming majority of americans are for universal background checks. 88% of voters say they support these checks according to the latest polling from quinnipiac. as for gun owners, 85% of gun owners support background checks. late last night majority heard harry reid issued this statement, i want to be clear in order to be
correspondent tonight. thanks. >>> this was an important date for president obama in the middle east after visiting both israel and the west bank. he met with king abdullah of jordan, a country facing some very turbulent times of its own post-arab spring. there may be no stronger arab ally to the u.s. and israel than jordan. our chief white house correspondent chuck todd traveling with the president and has our report. >> reporter: jordan's welcome for the president featured camels and bagpipes. ♪ at king abdullah's palace, a greeting by jordan's future leader, the young crown prince, a freshman at georgetown. topping the agenda, the war next door in syria. refugees flooding across the border could soon account for 20% of jordan's population. >> so for the americans in the audience have the equivalent of 30 million refugees crossing into the united states. the possibility of that going up to 60 million by the end of the year. >> reporter: the president announced $200 million in aid but still was pressed by a jordanian reporter on why the u.s. wasn't taking military action. >> the united
at the time was a big deal and still 19 states where interracial marriage was illegal when barack obama's parents got married in 1960 in hawaii. so the country changed, and that law is not only unconstitutional now, but it is unthinkable, and the question is, is same sex marriage moving in the same d k direction? at the moment, it does, but it is certainly not there yet. >> jeffrey, i know you don't like to make predeck shun predi these things, but do you have any idea? >> i think that the most likely result is that the court will overturn the defense of marriage act, will say that law is so discriminatory that it is unconstitutional and the proposition 8 case is a much tougher call, because there are a lot of moving parts and they could rule just for california, rule for the whole country, or dodge the issue on procedural grounds and so that one, i won't venture a guess on. >> okay. thank you, jeffrey toobin. >>> a well respected conservative marriage to endorse gay marriage, and are we seeing a shift in the republicans? we will ask that question next. get great values on your favorit
. in this country, suddenly, barack obama, the president of the united states is viewed in these polls and gets to play two roles in robin hood. he gets to be the sheriff of knottingham and prince, but the fact is this government is capable, i think is pretty clear, with the come pensing policy. we're taxing 2.3% on medical devices and we have 600 billion in taxes directly the beginning. year because of obamacare and no one voted on it. >> megyn: they want more. >> and this president says he wants another trillion dollars and the democrats passed that budget. you can dress it up whatever you want, the fact is it's c confiscatory and the government rather than being reined in, we know where to get it and we'll spend it any way we damn well please and you're going to pay for it. >> megyn: over in cyprus, they decided at the end of the day, this weekend, they decided we are going to take it from the rich and ought to shut the other people up and i've got to run. >> quickly shall the united nations wants to do a transaction tax on the whole world and there will never be a vote on the american peopl
to approve it tomorrow then send it to president obama to prevent a government shutdown next week. >>> a bay area boy scout council has become the first in the country to call for the boy scouts to drop its policy banning openly gay adults and youth. a recent survey conducted by the council found that 65% of respondents wanted current membership policy changed and 81% of the council's active scouts favor dropping the ban as well. last year they denied a boy his eagle scout rank because he is openly gay. it will work to pressure the boy scouts to change their membership policy. >>> the wet weather we've seen here has also been dropping snow up in the sierra. chain controls were in effect early this morning. the weather system caused officials to postpone today's start to the u.s. alpine championships at squaw valley. that is expected to start tomorrow and run through sunday. >>> the rain was in and out in about 24 hours just as bill martin told us to expect. >> it wasn't a lot. at times we heavy rain. just scattered showers today. those are goi
have which would be very, very dire. stuart: that the president obama has really shifted our country. he has reorganized it, changed our financial culture. yes mr. round with a health care system. i think he really has changed america, and i'm not so sure that we can come back to the free market dynamic and vigorous growing society that i knew for the first 30 years of my time in america. >> i don't like, have seen either. a very successful in changing the center of gravity in this country. that said, coming of a large financial crisis it is almost inevitably the case that the country will tort itself more toward social democracy. the key thing that we need is leaders of a free enterprise movement remembering what really matters. it's not just efficiency in a high rate of economic growth with the kind of society it drew you to this country for the first time and my grandparents to come on about. stuart: to you have any names in mind of leaders who might paul was in the right direction and appeal to everybody? >> and the good news on this is i see a big change of tone in washington, e
the countries' leaders doesn't help. >> president obama and prime minister netanyahu have had a strained relationship for the last four years. it's difficult to see, but this visit is going to change the underlying dynamic in that relationship. >> here at home president obama putting the finishing touches on his cabinet. today he nominated assistant u.s. attorney thomas perez to be the next labor secretary. if he's confirmed by the senate, perez would be the only hispanic cabinet choice. he's the son of dominican immigrants and worked his way through college doing various jobs. >>> and reminder to watch cnn's new show "the lead with jake tapper" starting today at 4:00 eastern. >>> tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the iraq war. the question of course, was it worth it? depends on who you ask. thousands of u.s. families suffered immeasurable loss. according to the pentagon more than 4,400 u.s. troops were killed in action. for every u.s. combat death 7 were wounded. more than 32,000 americans came home with battle wounds. and we know not all battle wounds are physical. m
. >> she came out today and formally endorsed same-sex marriage. james carville just reminded the country she worked hard for president obama. it sounds to me like there may be some preparation for you a run. if she van, does that clear the field? no one would dare challenge her? >> no one would ever say that in politics. i think she would be as formidable a front-runner, and i've never seen a -- this is early, but at this everliy stage in the process, and i think david plouffe said the same thing yesterday about what a formidable front-runner she would be, you know, but not very often do we get a candidate that the party can unite behind and enhance the real qualifications that mrs. clinton does. look action i'm unabashedly hoping she runs president she's a strong woman. she's going to make up her own mind. i guarantee you that. >>> who does the republicans have that you can't see that could give her a race if she in fact runs and becomes a nominee? who would be the one that you would be concerned about if you were helping with her campaign if there were to be one? >> i don't think -- i
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on may 21st. >> thank you. new this morning, president obama is now in israel going the first visit to the country and a new effort for peace between israelis and palestinians. abc7 news reporter, katie marzullo, is live in the newsroom. several countries are on the agenda? >> yes, the president will stop in jordan and in the west bank for a meeting with palestinians who have clashed with the united states over denied bid for statehood at the u.n. the white house officials say the president will not try to broker a deal between israelis and palestinians on this trip. this trip is just going, air force one landing in tel aviv less than two hours ago and the israeli president and prime minister binyamin netanyahu met president obama at the airport. lots of handshaking and photo ops and a friendly scene but polls show president obama is deeply unpopular with many israelis and they want reassurances the united states is serious about their defense. here is what the president said just moments ago. >> the united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is in our funda
what this country needs, an independent voice for obama. >> i am committed to president obama and vice-president biden. i think he's a brilliant man. he is now able to flower more as the president i knew he could be. >> someone who will never forget where she came from. >> and tennessee is home. >> kentucky. >> is home. >> someone who knows what's good for us. >> a lot-- >> her own grandmother says she's a hollywood liberal. isn't that what we need? ashley judd, an obama following, hollywood liberal from tennessee, kentucky. >> tennessee is home. >> and run, ashley, run, and the soon to be great senator from tennessee. fox news contributor. >> did you say former. >> tamara holder and jedidiah. >> i'm in charge. >> obviously not-- >> i'm in charge here. >> do i have to join you by the way in calling for her to run, right off the bat i will go out there and we need motivational help. one of the most polarizing figures they could put out there. it would be an enormous gift to mcconnell. >> sean: a gift. >> really, okay, let me educate you about a recent poll. because clearly you don't-- >
.com/interview. >>> president obama is wrapping up his last day in jordan tonight. the king expressed concerns about the civil war in syria. he says the small country is taking in 7,000 refugees every day. 460,000 in the past two years. president obama has pledged millions of dollars in aid. mr. obama answered a question from the audience about why the u.s. hasn't used force against the regime. >> the united states often finds itself in a situation where if it goes in military then it is criticized and if it doesn't then people say why aren't you. >> earlier in the the day the president visited the church of the nativity with palestinian leader. the holocaust memorial with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. before president obama left israel diplomatic kudos to him. he was able to persuade netanyahu to apologize. the two allies have had an icy relationship. >>> small airports are being forced to close the air traffic control as the latest fallout in the sequester cuts. the faa has ordered 149 control towers to shut down beginning in just the next couple of weeks. most of our local airports were spare td. sacr
in this country. when you look from president obama to president clinton to hillary clinton to rob portman to dick cheney, cleric mccaskill, jon huntsman. there are a tremendous number of federal officials, highly visible people in both parties. not only saying people should have this right, which is the moral position, but also saying something that i think creates an incredible opening for the public which is i changed my mind. people get in different ways. but that is also really different. in the civil rights era which is obviously the sort of historical precedent that people look to. the court was way out front. sometime in unanimous decisions like brown, in school busing, obviously in a lot of areas of extending rights to minorities. they were way ahead of both parties. you go back to the original civil rights raer and both parties were table because we lived in a completely racist, elite structure. and so the court was really one of the only elite institutions in the country that ran against that. while i understand the broader context, i think this is a supreme court that by that historica
making peace with countries beyond them -- >> two states for two people, president obama said that's the key to peace between israel and palestinians. >> even as the president pushes for peace and tows that line, he admits there are complications in the region. john from jerusalem, again, the president stressing the right of people to be free in a land of their own and a message of those who oppose the jewish state. let's play this before we come to you, john. >> make no mistake, those who adhere to the ideology of rejecting israel's right to exist, they might as well reject the earth beneath them or the sky above because israel's not going anywhere. >> that line got a standing ovation. did the president succeed in his efforts to reassure the israeli people of his commitment? >> i think there's no question, michael, he has reassured the israeli government and the israeli people. the question is can he bring the palestinians to the table as well as part of a peace process or is this fence mending new image building in israel? you heard the president's line, you could say that line w
democracy. was mentioned that obama's first trip to an arab country will be to a monarchy after the arab uprising. tot message does this send the jordanian people? how will be perceived -- many are still asking for new election law, increased local representation. what about bob crane -- bahrain where the u.s. has been silent on many human rights abuses? how will he ensure the people that he is still committed to the values of human rights and democracy? the best posture on this is the iranianike issue. this is not an issue for one place that he goes to. we should have a set of common principles that we are talking about, repeating all the time in the area. .es, he is going to a monarchy yes, we have a very strong strategic stake in the well- the kingjordan and of and his government. the president in public should emphasize our commitment to jordan, he should also emphasize our commitments to a set of principles and how we want to do them fulfilled everywhere. i think the focus should be on how can we work with jordan to improve their governance? there are few things that will have more
. that was clear. the prime minister netanyahu said that that country's nuclear program is a grave threat to israel and to the world. president obama reiterated that while there is still time for diplomacy, time is running short. >> the united states will continue to consult closely is. and i will repeat all options are on the table. we will do what is is necessary to prevent iran from getting the world's worst weapons. >> shepard: and tonight questions remain about exactly how much time there is before it is just too late to keep iran from building a bomb. james rosen with the news from washington tonight. james? >> shep, good evening. complicating the two leaders' efforts to project unity was president obama's interview on israeli television last week. in which mr. obama said iran has over a year or so to go before it can claim an operational nuclear weapon if it's even made a decision to build one that raised questions about the differing time lines. the white house and jerusalem have on issue that. differences that the president today acid usely played down. -- unpress -- unprecedented. there i
in mission about what president obama means when he says all options are on the table in dealing with this country. the president, accding to press is prepared to strike. also tonight, the whiteouse assault on the second amendment continues, even as democratic support is slipping away. congress today voting to avoid a government shut down. congressman marlon strops men of inana joins us here to talk about the budget and the second amendment. the chinese nationals suspected of espionage and nasa has his day in court. the latest is that trial enters its 305th day. attorney state jenkins joins us. joining us now to discuss what geopolitical approach the united states should be pursuing and what we should be paying atntion to, obama's claman a piece is the only path to true security. of course, objective of against iran syria benjamin netanyahu and the ceo of ge be international. a fox use digital politics editor. gentlemen,hank you for being with us. if i may, i want to start with you. benjamin nanyahu could not have been too pleased with whoever else happened. president obama was s
think mr. obama could and should overcome whatever has made him hesitate. we in this country not only don't have a federal employment program, republicans and democrats have not even put it on the floor to debate it as an important issue, even though it comes out of our own history. i say put our people to work. they want to work. the federal reserve says 20% of our factory and office space is sitting unused. we have people who want to work, the tools, equipment, and raw materials for them to work with. lord knows we need the wealth that they could produce. put them to work and make it a national issue. >> where does the money come from? >> roosevelt went to the wealthy and corporations and said to them, "you must give me the money to take care of the massive people because if you don't, we're going to have a catastrophe in this country. we're going to have a social revolution." my argument is, let's go back to the same tax rates that roosevelt imposed, or at least in that neighborhood, which is much higher on wealthy people and much higher on corporations than we have today. that is
. >>> president obama will visit israel this week his first presidential trip to the country. police in jerusalem were getting ready for their trip calling it the most important visit since 2009. some 15,000 personnel are being deployed. >>> graffiti in the west bank has already defaced posters of mr. obama but so far the subject matter is light. the protests are over a lack of mobile wireless in the region. >>> gop fundraiser carl rowe fired back at sarah palin that candidates should go back home and run for office. >> i don't think i'm a balding fat guy. if i did run for office and win i would serve out my term i would not leave office midterm. >> reporter: rowe was referring to palin's decision to leave her seat. she also accused rowe of making millions from consultants. rowe spoke out saying he is a volunteer who doesn't take a dine from the superpack. >>> ktvu's mike mibach. >> reporter: this was a picture a little more than a year ago. this is a picture of oakland radicalism today. >> make the rsvp picking up the title. >> reporter: some two dozens hackers meeting inside oakland city hall m
.4% and in india trading down by 0.7% on lingering concerns in terms of the country's political events. back to you. >> okay. thank you very much for that. coming up, speaking of political events, president obama makes his first official trip to israel as a u.s. president. this after a recent poll shows only 10% of israelis view him favorably. we'll be live in jerusalem with more when we come back. don't go anywhere. zap technology. arrival. with hertz gold plus rewards, you skip the counters, the lines, and the paperwork. zap. it's our fastest and easiest way to get you into your car. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. >>> >>> now the tiny island of cyprus' finance minister is appealing to russia for help. fresh off talks this morning, negotiations were constructive but no deal has been struck for a loan or further aid at this time. steve sedgwick spoke with the finance minister after that meeting. here's what he had to say. >> a very good first meeting. very constructive. very honest discussion. we underscored how difficult the situation is and we'll now continue our
into that country slamming a border town. as president obama meets with palestinian leaders today in the west bank. conor powell is live in the town of sirot, israel, southern part of the country where police say one of those rockets landed. conor. hello. >> reporter: well, bill, israeli officials actually upped the number to four rockets that have been fired from gaza into southern israel earlier today. while much of the physical damage is fairly minor, bill, it was damage to a patio. there is the emotional damage. this is the second time this house here in sderot has been damaged in the last four or five months. there is the symbolic damage. fragile ceasefire agreed to in thanksgiving has been broken. no doubt this volley of rockets that came from gaza was tied to president obama's trip to israel and the west bank earlier today. bill: you wonder what has been said even out of gaza or hamas. what are they trying it say to this, conor? >> reporter: bill it is clear. we don't know if it was hamas or islamic jihad but this is the palestinians in gaza saying don't forget about us. we're part of the e
both in the united states and israel. the question of how obama felt or feels about israel has been a live political question in both countries, and here to have this kind of engagement with young israeli students is a way of trying to reach out to say, look i'm not an unfriendly president, i really mean when i say -- it's in the a cliche that when i talk about having your back, it's much more heartfelt. so the mood music is good. the question about policy is a different story. jenna: it's interesting to note when the president began his first term he made the speech in cairo to the muslim world. now he's beginning his second term with this speech to israelis specifically. what do you make of that juxtaposition? does it signal anything truly different between the first and second term? >> let me be an optimist for a second. jenna: that is a new thing for you i know. >> hard for me to do. part of the problem with obama's first term is he spent a lot of time coddling our enemies and united states andtting distance our friends. maybe he understands really what you have to do is run an
at 4:31. >> new this morning, president obama is wrapping up a three-day trip to israel with self symbolic stops in the country. the president paid respects to israel's heros and victims of the holocaust reaffirming the jewish state right to exist and visited the brave of firm israeli rabin who was assassinated in 1995 and the grave of the founder of modern zionism who died in
of the week to president obama. because i think he came off okay in israel. israel a country where public opinion is not favorable for him. he got smooth reception and smoothed over rough patch with benjamin netanyahu. that is my winner. loser is chancellor angela merkel of germany. whose government took something out of the crisis in cyprus, took something that was a problem and made it worse. now everybody hates germany more than they did before. >> shannon: nina? >> my winner would be netanyahu. that this president, the u.s. president had the worst relations historically ever. not by israel but an extension to bebe. the loser is dianne feinstein who really had high hopes for passing an assault weapons ban, particularly after the shooting of school children in connecticut. the democratic leadership told her no way. >> charles? >> i agree the winner is the prime minister of israel. but for different reasons. obama essentially said the palestinian leadership stop using the excuse of settlemen settlements. way not to enter in negotiations and you should and in the end the settlement issue
of the election of president obama. everyone in the country seemed like they voted for him. this was the backdrop. the question is, how does one of let chris christie in a place like new jersey and the bob macdonald and a place like virginia? very different east coast states. one is southern, one is no.. one is blue, the other trending purple. how you do that? it really was the message. the message was getting back to the fundamental idea of liberty, freedom, and opportunity. individual being empowered, not the government. having the wherewithal off to thethat in a way that message was the same, although translated differently. in other words, you speak the language of the people in the community in which you find them. i cannot, for example, go in front of a bunch of state and government employees talk about i want less government. all i said to them is i want to fire you. you talk about an efficient government that is responsive to people. that is a very different conversation. it is taking the message that off its core and translating it to people so they can understand it in their own languag
time that president obama has visited that country as president. among the discussions for israel's leaders, how to contain iran's growing nuclear program. the president will also visit the west bank and jordan. >> a former army officer arrested and facing 20 years in prison. the justice department says benjamin bishop shared classified nuclear defense information with a young chinese woman living in hawaii on a visa. prosecutors say she does not have security clearance and isn't allowed to see those documents. bishop had been working for a defense contractor as a civilian employee. >>> sad news to report right now. the miami heat have won 23 games in a row. the second longest winning streak in nba history. they kept their streak alive with a victory over the celtics. celtics did not have kevin garnett. this was not a fair fight. still 23 wins is impressive. lebron james and company have a long time to go to break the all-time record held by the lakers, they won 33 straight games. >> really feeling for you. >> soledad o'brien who apparently feels a kinship to the miami heat. >> i
attacks with more than 50 people. it almost is that there is no unified state in the country anymore. three straight states that are not at peace with each other. >> you are in israel, another nation where the u.s. influence diminished. this is a historic visit for president obama to go over there. prime minister netanyahu, his party did not farewell in the last elections. both men seem to be tied up with a lot of doe mostic affairs. what is the sense with president obama coming over there and he ran the central issue for common israelis these days. >> well, the bond between the united states and israel is still very strong even if the personal chemistry between netanyahu and president obama is not strong and it has been widely reported they don't have a very good working relationship. one of the main reasons for coming not just to israel, but jordan and the west bank right now. that was for the united states to shore up friends. the united states still as a friend of israel. if you look back at the larger regional issues, the chaos around us. the united states is worried about its f
attacks on president obama are obscuring serious problems in this country. does the president live well in the white house? yes, he does. is there money wasted it? you bet there is. every other president in history lived in comfort and president bush the younger had a bigger budget than barack obama does. this is a trivial pursuit and michel michele bachmann made a mistake pursuing it. >> he said she needs to focus on bigger issues. >>> will gitmo ever close? facebook.com/carol cnn or tweet me @carolcnn. a lot of heat with this question. keep it coming. you can rent a car without a reservation... and without a line. now that's a fast car. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. [ male announcer ] this is a reason to look twice. the stunning lexus es. get great values on your favorite lexus models during the command performance sales event. this is the pursuit of perfection. like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. zyr
countries won't take them. what do you do? >> dana: president obama promised to close it but then reality hit. and the other reason they need to upgrade it, some of the prisoners now that they have been there ten or 11 years need geriatric care. freddie they need more shuffleboard. >> dana: bingo hall. >> greg: this is the island of lost terrorists. remember island of lost toys? island of lost terrorists. where do you put them. for president obama, gitmo is the employee you can't stand but you can't live without. it's finally come down, rea realizing that maybe i was too hard over bush over this. >> dana: they haven't added prisoners because of the drone policy. it means we haven't been bringing them to gitmo to get intel, because we basically just get rid of them. if you break down the number, $150 million. one reason it's expensive is everything costs more. >> greg: try to flip it. >> eric: what do you do, you leave them there and you don't offer them soccer fields and volleyball courts. you let it -- they're terrorists. enemy combat tant. you have don't make it easier for them. you mak
against humanity. so the two sides have been at a war of words. president obama said these are important allies to the united states. and it is important to him that those two countries have normal relations. the two biggest and most important democracies in the region so obviously, it is in the united states' best interests to have them have relations. so that was probably the big success in the short term that the president can take home. that he simply has the two leaders of israel and turkey talking again. and to borrow a pun, talking turkey. >> okay, chuck, always great to have you on. we turn to professor of mideast politics at the london skoofl economics. also, the author of obama and the middle east. the end of manager's moment. i want to play a little tape of obama talking about israel and then get you to come. >> we have the choice to acquiesce to evil or make real our solemn vow, never again. we have the choice to ignore what happens to others or to act on behalf of others. and to continually examine in ourselves whatever dark places there may be, that may lead to such actions
barack obama's parents got married in 1960 in hawaii. so the country changed. and that law is not only unconstitutional now, it's unthinkable. and the question is, is same-sex marriage moving in the same direction? at the moment, it does. but it's certainly not there yet. >> jeffrey, i know you don't like to make predictions about these things, but what do you think is going to happen? do you have any idea? >> well, i think the most likely result is that the court will overturn the defense of marriage act, will say that that law is so discriminatory, it's unconstitutional. the proposition 8 case is a much tougher call. there are a lot more moving parts. they could rule just in california, they could rule for the whole country. they could dodge the issue on procedural grounds. so that one, i'm not even going to venture a guess on. >> all right. again, thank you, jeffrey toobin. >> okay. >>> a well-respected conservative senator, the latest republican to endorse gay marriage. are we seeing the beginning of a shift among republicans? we're asking the former chairman of the log cabin repub
the -- difficulties of the personal relationship between obama and netanyahu, i'm sure these discussions are conduct order a very prank and professional basis but countries, vital nation security interests are involved. i think both men recognize the personal can't get in the way of that. i don't think that there is any doubt that israel sees a much shorter time frame, especially given its own who are limited military capabilities. whoever is right on the intelligence and must be clear we don't have perfect intelligence. iran could be a lot closer than anybody. we have greater capabilities to stop iran's nuclear program than israel does. unless israel is prepared to depend on the united states which would represent a massive break from israel's strategy over its entire history, netanyahu is faced with a decision i think in the very mere future. this year probably one way or the other do i attack iran's nuclear program or do i not? >> what if he does without -- u.s. backing orders how much? what does that mean? >> i don't think that israel will ask permission. they didn't ask permission when they des
we've seen happen in greece and other countries. that want to talk about the impact of obama's views on the. another area where people are educated. it can make a difference just like educating people with regards to the deficits were facing and that deficit supposedly help the economy. before i get into this, we both taught at the university of chicago law school. the first time i met him i introduced myself and say you are the kind of guy. as idiotic as silk. and i had no he would help me out with the city of chicago since i'd heard that. they said maybe we can get together for lunch sometime. but he kind of wrinkled his face, turned his back to me and walked away and that was the end of our first conversation. i have to say rinne two and 20 other times and it's pretty much the way all our conversations went. it is not thinking i would be getting christmas cards or anything else from him. i was not as a retired part of it is that got the strong impression when i would run into him that he viewed me as evil because of the gun issue. he had very strong opinions on the. [inaudible] [l
and israelis know each other in some other countries where there are lots of changes going on. >> robin, thanks so much. robin wright there. interesting too when it comes to jordan the king told president obama that now 10% of jordan's population is syrian refugees. >> unbelievable. >> the biggest refugee camp is jordan's fifth biggest city. >> and the fact that's spilling over into the region is the biggest problem, yes. >> absolutely. >> thank you. >>> just ahead on "around the world," it is an ad that shows held behind the wheel with the kardashian sisters tied up in the trunk. one problem, ford never approved this ad, so it did not run. but it's causing a lot of controversy. we're going to look at how this got released. >>> welcome back everyone. update you on stories making news around the world this morning. >> a fishing boat capsizes and kills a boy and woman. there were about 2 of 100 people crowded on that boat hoping to reach australia for asylum. >> they were coming from afghanistan where they get on the usually unsea worthy boats. u.s. customs officials boarded the boat and it was s
.s. business. >> what about the minimum wage in this country, howard? is 725 enough? lots of pushes to take that up to $9 as president obama as talked about. >> i think the minimum wage issue is a double-edged sword. and what i would not want to see is the minimum wage go up and as a result of that employers starting to hire less people or cutting people's hours. and so you have to be very careful of the unintended consequences. on balance, i am a supporter of the minimum wage going up, but i think we have to be very, very careful. and i would say in terms of the health care law that is going to go into effect, there are significant unintended consequences that was not thought out as much as it should have that will significantly affect the cost structure of small businesses. and this is an example where i think you've got to be very careful with this kind of transformation legislation that ultimately perhaps has a negative effect on the economy. >> before you go, you've got to give us some reaction to this comic book basically about your life. you're now a superhero, howard. >> that's one
the monarchy, so could create some destabilizing factors in his country. certainly the concern about who those rebels are and what sort of government they would form is a concern shared by the obama administration. at the same time, both president obama and king abdullah have called for president assad to accept down and have made it clear that they don't see much of a future for him in running that country. >> always good to see you. thanks so much. >> today's tweet of the day has to do with march madness. in case you didn't hear, 14th seed harvard earned its first ever ncaa victory last night. so today this is what the harvard lampoon tweeted -- america, we are sorry for messing up your brackets and your financial system and everything else. seed harvard earned its first >>> hard to believe it's been ten years since the shock and au campaign that laufrgesed the iraq war. i was on the air as it was all unfolding. this clip is from the morning after the war began. >> let's get you up to date on what is happening. it started at 9:30 eastern time last night when president bush gave the order and
today, secretary kerry was meeting with the australian foreign minister, talking about other countries, including our closest allies, france and great britain, pressuring the u.s. to do more to help and arm the syrian rebels. >> we do not stand, president obama has made it clear, that the united states does not stand in the way of other countries that made a decision to provide arms, whether it's france or britain or others. he believes that we need to change president assad's calculation. >> there has been disagreement in the past in, within the cabinet. we now know that hillary clinton and the c.i.a. director and others wanted some, and the defense team as well, leon panetta, wanted to arm the rebels. the president is still dead set against that. we don't know where secretary kerry comes down. is this an issue where the president is going to have to move under pressure from allies? >> i think this is an issue that the people at the white house wrestle with every single day. the human cost of assad's actions are horrific. and we struggle with the human toll and hearing these stories f
on in the past years between the two countries. >> i don't think there's any fence mending on this trip. i think that president obama comes with two messages, one, make more concessions to the palestinians, and two, don't even think about attacking iran's nuclear weapons program. so, if people could hear the conversation that president obama and prime minister netanyahu are about to have, i think that obama's 10% approval rating in israel would go even lower. >> greta: ambassador, thank you. always nice to see you, sir. >> thank you. >> greta: okay. now to roger ailes, the man who created and launched fox news in 1996 and has been ever since. a new book gives readers an upclose look at the fox news president. and the author of "roger ailes off camera", nice to talk to you. >> nice to talk to you, too. tell me, when did you first begin talking to roger ailes about this book? >> i talked to roger, i guess in the summer of 2011. >> greta: all right. prior to 2011, i assume that he had some sort of thoughts about what you would be learning when you began the book. did anything surprise you diagnose
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